AUTHORHeilbron, J. L. / Seidel, Robert W.
TITLELawrence and His Laboratory: A History of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Volume I
PUBLISHERUniversity of California Press
CITYBerkeley, CA
DATE PUBLISHED1989
ISBN0-520-06426-7


The first volume in a series dedicated to Ernest Lawrence and his work at the Berkeley laboratory, this book explores his physics research during the Great Depression. It describes Lawrence’s effort to combine national and local manpower and technology to build the cyclotron. The cyclotron allowed scientists to accelerate particles without using high voltages. The book chronicles the early days at Berkeley, when Lawrence’s relentless campaigns succeeded in shaping the course of physics history. Though brimming with information about Lawrence and the lab, the book’s 517 pages are technical and at times slow going. The book is written for scientific and educated readers. It contains an extensive bibliography.


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